RTÉ Choice

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RTÉ Choice
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Broadcast area National - Ireland
Slogan Quality Speech from Home and Abroad
Frequency DAB: Mux 1
UPC Ireland: Channel 941
Saorview: 207
First air date 2007
(Officially launched 1 December 2008) - 2013
Format Talk
Affiliations World Radio Network
Owner Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Sister stations RTÉ Radio 1
Webcast WMA, Real
Website rte.ie/digitalradio/choice/

RTÉ Choice was a digital radio station of the Irish public-service broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), made specifically for talk-radio. RTÉ realigned their digital radio services in 2013 and much of the content on RTÉ Choice began broadcasting on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, by May 2013 both channels were simulcasts of one another. RTÉ Choice has since ceded broadcasting.

History[edit]

Initially the broadcaster placed the station on the digital terrestrial television trial service in late October 2007. Along with 5 other new digital stations, RTÉ Choice was launched on 1 December 2008. It broadcast comedy shows, documentaries, vintage shows, music and international programming sourced either from RTÉ's own broadcasts or via the World Radio Network from providers such as BBC World Service, National Public Radio and Radio Netherlands Worldwide.[1]

The channel was also available on Saorview Ireland's free to air DTT service.

Closure[edit]

RTÉ's five year plan submitted to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland outlined a number of changes that RTÉ has in mind for their digital radio services. The first to be addressed was the axing of RTÉ Choice radio in favour of a more talk based RTÉ Radio 1 Extra. RTÉ's five year plan also outlines proposals to looking into part-time service RTÉ Chill and RTÉ Gold.[2]

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